Sherlock co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss present their all-time favorite Sherlock Holmes adventures.
The hit BBC series Sherlock has introduced a whole new generation of fans to Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary detective. In this unique collection, Sherlock co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have selected their all-time favorite Sherlock Holmes adventures, providing readers a curated masterclass in crime fiction.
Each of these nineteen tales, from Sherlock’s first appearance in A Study in Scarlet to the late classic The Dying Detective, is a potent mix of murder, suspense, cryptic clues, red herrings, and revenge—a groundbreaking combination of forensic science and bold storytelling. Sherlock Holmes established new rules for what a fictional hero could be, and provided a template for detective stories we still follow today.
With introductions to each story by producers Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, this beautifully designed collection is the perfect introduction to the world of Sherlock Holmes and the ultimate gift for fans of the show it inspired.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859 and died in 1930. He set up as a doctor at Southsea and it was while waiting for patients that he began to write. His growing success as an author enabled him to give up his practice and turn his attention to other subjects. His greatest achievement was his creation of Sherlock Holmes, who soon attained international status and constantly distracted him from his other work; at one time Conan Doyle killed him but was obliged by public protest to restore him to life. And in his creation of Dr. Watson, Holmes's companion in adventure and chronicler, Conan Doyle produced not only a perfect foil for Holmes but also one of the most famous narrators in fiction.
"The volume is obviously targeted at the many, mostly young fans of the TV show who may have never read Conan Doyle’s original texts. It will have fulfilled its purpose admirably if it succeeds in introducing a new generation to one of the world’s greatest authors of popular fiction."